Katherine River Canoeing
The tropical Katherine River has long been appreciated by our travellers as a fantastic way to experience the Top End wilderness. For over 25 years, adventurers have paddled down the crystal rapids and pandanus channels on our classic Top End itineraries. This pioneering paddling adventure is a worthwhile experience on its own, or as a natural extension to any of our amazing Northern Territory itineraries. Beginning in Katherine, transfer by 4WD vehicle to the put-in location and begin our journey downstream. The spring-fed waters keep flowing throughout the dry season, allowing you to enjoy a unique 3 day paddling excursion travelling between 40 and 55 kilometres downstream. You'll camp on sandy riverbanks and enjoy the splendid isolation far removed from the more popular attractions. Those seeking the full river expedition should talk to us about our 6 day Katherine and Flora River Expedition, available on request.
|DAY 1||Meet in Katherine, 4WD to the Katherine River put in, begin paddling to our riverbank campsite|
|DAY 2||After breakfast we pack the canoes for a full day of leisurely paddling down some pandanus channels and through paperbark forests. We camp on the sandy riverbank|
|DAY 3||We continue paddling downstream to our take out point, 4WD back to Katherine where trip concludes around 5.30pm|